Reaching 8,000 South King County youth and families on an annual basis isn’t something we do by ourselves. It takes a community of supporters, donors, advocates, and, of course, volunteers. Every year, hundreds and hundreds of volunteers from all over K
Welcome to the KYFS Impact Blog! This is your one stop shop for KYFS success stories, updates, issues we’re wrestling with, and yes, even a few things sending us back to the drawing board.
It is our solemn hope that this blog will make us more transparent. We want to show you your donations at work through powerful stories about the youth and families we serve, but we also want to be honest about the things we try that don’t work. So, read on and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment sections.
Each year, The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy raises money for a group of charities that help children, families and senior citizens. Throughout the fall and winter, The Times is telling how the 12 organizations make a difference in the lives of thousan
Susan was a 9-year old girl who came to KYFS struggling to process some news about her biological father. She had just discovered that her step-father was not her biological father and was having a hard time making sense of it. She found herself unable to
Ruby and her mom came to counseling hoping to change the conflict that had been escalating in their home recently. Like many parents of pre-teens, Ruby’s mom was reporting an increase in “attitude” and “disrespect” as they st
Last year, we had a young boy that came into our preschool program as a three-year-old. He was a dual-language learner and didn’t speak much English. He was very shy and didn’t speak or engage with his classmates or teachers. The teachers sta
As with any of our life stories, this one is still in progress… Enrolled in our early learning program this school year, were two sisters. They are daughters of a single mom who has recently migrated from Mexico. Mom was pregnant with her fou